Remember when Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Letroy Guion got arrested and local law enforcement dickwads quickly distributed photos of a table full of Guion’s cash, weed and gun so that he looked like a drug kingpin?
Once we found out some facts — namely, that the money was from his Packers paychecks and the gun was registered in another state and not loaded — Guion suddenly didn’t look so kingpinish.
No, instead, the Starke, Florida police who arrested Guion looked like overzealous pigs.
But there’s good reason for that, you see.
In addition to the $190,000 in cash that was seized, the cops also have possession of Guion’s $60,000 truck. Those are part of a civil forfeiture case being decided this week. In other words, does “drug kingpin” Letroy Guion get to keep his possessions, which he probably earned through hard work, or do they get forfeited to the Starke Police Department?
If Guion loses the civil forfeiture case, the police will get to sell his truck and use the proceeds from that, along with all of his cash, to buy whatever they want under the guise of “community improvement.”
“If we ultimately win the case here, the money has to be used to enhance law enforcement of any kind,” said Starke Police Chief Jeff Johnson. These enhancements include new equipment and vehicles the department would be able to use, Johnson said.
Guion’s truck is worth enough to buy three patrol cars, Johnson said.
Wait a second, what is that smell?
How soon after stopping Guion do you think these pigs realized they could subsidize their whole department for years to come by turning this guy into a drug kingpin?
Who wants some overtime!?!